On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack is published. The book of proverbs becomes a best-seller.
Stanley Kubrick's violent, dystopian film A Clockwork Orange premieres.
At age 23, hockey great Wayne Gretzky becomes the 18th and youngest NHL player to score 1,000 points.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Christmas recording is delivered from space. It's the first message to be transmitted to radio via satellite.
President Bill Clinton is impeached by the House of Representatives for lying under oath and obstructing justice. Five weeks later, the Senate acquits him.
Miley Cyrus continues to delight tweens with the release of a holiday edition of the Hannah Montana soundtrack.
Born on This Day
Born: December 19, 1980
Age: 32 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1915 | 47 years old
1972 | 40 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress / 1924 -
Cicely Tyson is an award-winning film, television and stage actress. She is known for choosing quality roles that send positive messages to women of color.
Born: December 19, 1924
Age: 88 years old
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1946 | 55 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
1918 | 61 years old
Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
Died on This Day
Died: December 19, 1848
Age: 30 years old
Place: Haworth, Yorkshire, England , United Kingdom
1996 | 72 years old
1915 | 51 years old
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